The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (abbreviated RHOBH) is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, it has aired ten seasons and focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Beverly Hills, California.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
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GenreReality
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons10
No. of episodes220 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Baskin
  • A.M. Henry
  • Dave Rupel
  • Douglas Ross
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Toni Gallagher
  • Andy Cohen
Producer(s)
  • Christopher Cullen
  • Anthony McLemore
  • Ken Schoech
  • Kimberly Goodman
  • Julie Murphy
  • Sally-Anne King
Camera setupMultiple
Running time41–43 minutes
Production company(s)Evolution Media
DistributorNBCUniversal International Television Production
Release
Original networkBravo
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byThe Real Housewives of D.C.
Followed byThe Real Housewives of Miami
Related shows
External links
Website

The current cast consists of Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais and Crystal Kung Minkoff. While Sutton Strucke and Kathy Hilton currently serve as friends of the housewives. Previous cast members include original cast members Camille Grammer, Taylor Armstrong, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, and Lisa Vanderpump; and later additions Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Hadid, Carlton Gebbia, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, Eileen Davidson, Kathryn Edwards, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, and Denise Richards.

The success of the show has resulted in the conception of the spin-off Vanderpump Rules.

Overview and castingEdit

Seasons 1–4Edit

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was announced in March 2010 as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise.[1] The first season premiered on October 14, 2010, and starred Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer and Taylor Armstrong.[2] The series received a 2011 Critics Choice Award for best reality series.[3]

The second season premiered on September 5, 2011, with Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilkey introduced as a friend of the housewives.[4] The second season was re-edited after the death of Taylor Armstrong's husband, Russell Armstrong, who committed suicide on August 15, 2011.[5] Grammer left the main cast after the second season.

The third season aired on November 5, 2012. Glanville was upgraded as a main cast member and Yolanda Foster was added to the series. Marisa Zanuck and Faye Resnick were introduced as a friend of the housewives, while Grammer was downgraded as a friend.[6][7] Adrienne Maloof did not return for the fourth season after she didn't attend the season three reunion.[8]

The fourth season premiered on November 4, 2013, with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven joining the cast. Armstrong was demoted to a guest role.[9][10] Giraud and Gebbia were not asked back after the fourth season.[11]

Season 5–8Edit

The fifth season premiered on November 18, 2014 featuring Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson as the new housewives.[12] Maloof, Grammer and Armstrong appeared in the season as guests.[13] Kim Richards and Glanville were not asked back for the sixth season as regular cast members.[14][15]

Erika Girardi and Kathryn Edwards joined the show's sixth season which premiered on December 1, 2015. Kim Richards, Grammer, Armstrong, Resnick, Maloof and Glanville returned in guest appearances, alongside Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City.[16] The season served as the final season for Hadid, and the only season for Edwards.[17][18]

The seventh season premiered on December 6, 2016 with new cast member, Dorit Kemsley. Eden Sassoon joined the show in a recurring capacity whilst Kim Richards also returned in a recurring capacity and Grammar made regular appearances throughout the season.[19] Davidson and Sassoon left the series after the seventh season.[20][21]

The eighth season premiered on December 19, 2017, with the addition of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave as a new cast member. Grammer returned as a friend of the housewives, while Davidson, Resnick and Maloof appeared as guests.[22][23] In addition, Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City also appeared as a guest.

Season 9–presentEdit

The ninth season premiered on February 12, 2019. It featured all six cast members from the previous season, with Denise Richards joining the cast. Grammer returned once again as a friend of the housewives, while Kim Richards, Glanville and Resnick appeared as guests.[24] Vanderpump exited the show after the ninth season.[25]

Garcelle Beauvais joined the tenth season as a main cast member, which premiered on April 15, 2020. While Sutton Stracke debuted as a friend of the housewives.[26] Grammer, Kim Richards, Maloof, Glanville, Davidson and Resnick also made guest appearances during the season.[27][28][29] Denise Richards announced her departure from the show after the tenth season, while Mellencamp Arroyave was fired.[30][31]

The upcoming eleventh season would feature Crystal Kung Minkoff joining the show and Kathy Hilton appearing as a "friend of the housewives."[32]

Timeline of cast membersEdit

Main cast members
Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Taylor Armstrong Main Guest
Camille Grammer Main Friend Guest Friend Guest
Adrienne Maloof Main Guest Guest
Kim Richards Main Guest Guest
Kyle Richards Main
Lisa Vanderpump Main
Brandi Glanville Friend Main Guest Guest
Yolanda Hadid Main
Carlton Gebbia Main
Joyce Giraud de Ohoven Main
Eileen Davidson Main Guest Guest
Lisa Rinna Guest Main
Kathryn Edwards Main
Erika Girardi Main
Dorit Kemsley Main
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Main
Denise Richards Guest Main
Garcelle Beauvais Main
Crystal Kung Minkoff Main
Friends of the housewives
Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Dana Wilkey Guest Friend Guest
Faye Resnick Guest Friend Guest Guest
Marisa Zanuck Friend
Eden Sassoon Friend
Sutton Stracke Friend
Kathy Hilton Guest Guest Guest Friend

EpisodesEdit

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episodes
SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
117October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
224September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05)February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)
322November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08)
423November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)April 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)
523November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)
624December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)May 10, 2016 (2016-05-10)
721December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)April 25, 2017 (2017-04-25)
822December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19)May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)
924February 12, 2019 (2019-02-12)July 30, 2019 (2019-07-30)
1020April 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)September 23, 2020 (2020-09-23)

Broadcast historyEdit

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs regularly on Bravo in the United States;[33] most episodes are approximately forty-two to forty-four minutes in length,[34] and are broadcast in standard definition and high definition.[35] Since its premiere, the series has alternated airing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and has been frequently shifted between the 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 PM timeslots.[33]

In popular cultureEdit

  • The music video for Lady Gaga's 2014 song "G.U.Y." features then-cast members from the series.[36]
  • In 2019, a screen cap from the Season 2 episode "Malibu Beach Party from Hell" began trending as the "woman yelling at a cat" meme, featuring cast members Taylor Armstrong and Kyle Richards followed by a picture of a cat sitting at a dinner table.[37][38][39]

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